The special admission procedure for the Bachelor’s degree programme in International Business and Economics takes place just once per year, before the start of the winter semester. Students who successfully complete the special admission procedure can take up their studies in the subsequent winter semester or in the following summer semester.
50 university places will be awarded at the University of Klagenfurt for the academic year 2022/23 (winter semester and summer semester) on the basis of this special admission procedure.
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Special admission procedure 2022
University places: 50
Start of studies: academic year 2022/2023
The steps of the special admission procedure in table view:
|Registration for the admission procedure 1 2||all applicants for the Bachelor’s degree in International Business and Economics||1 March to 1 June 2022
(23:59 hours CEST)
| Online registration
complete the registration for the admission procedure in the registration portal
For detailed information, please refer to Step 1
|Confirmation of registration||University of Klagenfurt||once you have registered for the special admission procedure||e-mail confirmation of the successfully completed registration for the special admission procedure
For detailed information, please refer to Step 1
|Part 1 of the admission procedure: letter of motivation||all applicants who have successfully completed the registration for the admission procedure||1 March to 15 June 2022
(23:59 hours CEST)
|upload the letter of motivation in the registration portal of the University of Klagenfurt
For detailed information, please refer to Step 2
|Application for admission||applicants who do not have an Austrian school-leaving certificate or a general higher education entrance qualification from Germany||submit once your application is in status “Application documents accepted” and no later than 5 September 2022 for admission in the winter semester and no later than 5 February 2023 for admission in the summer semester||submit by post or in person at the Admissions Office
For detailed information, please refer to Step 2a
|Entry and residence||applicants who are not from Austria||as soon as possible|| Entry and residence
For detailed information, please refer to Step 2b
|Part 2 of the admission procedure:
online examination 3
|all applicants who have completed part 1 of the admission procedure in a correct and timely manner||5 July 2022||detailed information about the time and procedure will be confirmed by e-mail
For detailed information, please refer to Step 3
|Ranking||University of Klagenfurt||by 1 August 2022||an e-mail is sent to all participants in the online exam
For detailed information, please refer to Step 3
|Acceptance of the university place||applicants who receive a conditional offer of study by email||within 14 or, respectively, 7 days from the day on which the conditional offer of study is sent||confirmation of acceptance by email (in a reply to the email with the conditional offer of study)
For detailed information, please refer to Step 4
|Enrolment||all applicants who successfully complete the admission procedure (subject to ranking) and who meet the admission requirements pursuant to Section 63 ff. Universities Act||
||in person at the Admissions Office
For detailed information, please refer to Step 5
|Fee payment||all enrolled students||by 31 October
(for the winter semester) or
by 31 March
(for the summer semester)
For detailed information, please refer to Step 6
Prerequisites for the admission to the Bachelor’s degree in International Business and Economics
Prospective students, who have successfully completed the special admission procedure, but who do not meet the English language requirements as stipulated in Section 8 of the Regulation on the admission to the Bachelor’s degree programme in International Business and Economics at the University of Klagenfurt and/or do not meet the admission criteria as stipulated by Section 63 ff Universities Act, are not eligible for admission to the degree programme.
Who has to complete the special admission procedure?
The provisions governing the special admission procedure apply to all prospective students, provided that they are not exempt pursuant to Section 1 (2) of the Rectorate’s regulation governing the admissions procedure for the Bachelor’s degree programme in International Business and Economics.
The separate steps of the special admission procedure in detail
STEP 1: Registration
1 March 2022 to 1 June 2022
Registration for the special admission procedure for all students for whom this is the first degree at the University of Klagenfurt
- Carry out the online registration to receive a user account. Applicants must provide an e-mail address for the purpose of registration (e.g. gmail, yahoo, etc.). Be sure to fill in all fields marked with an asterisk (*). After the online registration you will receive an e-mail, inviting you to activate your user account.
- Once you have activated your user account, you can log in to the registration portal with the access data you have chosen and register for the special admission procedure for the degree programme.
Registration for the special admission procedure for individuals who are already students at the University of Klagenfurt
- Log in to your student portal and select the link Bewerbungsportal (registration portal) under services in the menu on the left-hand side.
- Please follow the steps as indicated to complete the registration for the special admission procedure.
Registrations for the special admission procedure that are submitted in another form or that arrive after the deadline cannot be considered.
Admission procedures at universities are evaluated in accordance with the Universities Act. The Institute for Advanced Studies in Vienna (IHS) is responsible for this evaluation. Therefore, please also fill out the following evaluation form: uni-aufnahme.ihs.ac.at
Confirmation of registration
Applicants who have successfully registered for the special admission procedure will receive a confirmation2 from the University of Klagenfurt by e-mail.
STEP 2: Part 1 of the special admission procedure – letter of motivation
The first part of the special admission procedure consists of uploading the letter of motivation within the stipulated period, using the registration portal of the University of Klagenfurt.
Upload the letter of motivation
Upload deadline: 15 June 2022
The letter of motivation should provide an indication of the extent to which you have thought about your choice of degree. You should therefore take particular care to explain the following three points:
• Why you would like to study International Business and Economics.
• Why you yourself are particularly suited and motivated to study International Business and Economics.
• Conduct a research on the unemployment rate in your country in the years 2019 and 2020 and explain it in your letter of motivation, taking into account and citing data sources.
Scope: approximately 1, and no more than 2 DIN A4 pages
Font size: 12
Font: e.g. Times New Roman
Line spacing: 1.5
STEP 2a: Application for admission
If you do not have the Austrian school leaving certificate / general higher education entrance qualification from Germany, you must apply for admission to the Bachelor’s degree programme.
Submit your application for admission, after your letter of motivation has been accepted and once your application is in status “Application documents accepted”. For the winter semester, the application for admission to the Bachelor’s degree programme must be received by 5 September, for the summer semester by 5 February, in full and accompanied by the required documents. Heed the applicable legalisation and translation requirements.
Your application for admission will be checked for completeness and to ensure that all formal criteria have been met. You will be notified of any shortcomings. Any enrolment can only take place in conjunction with a valid letter of admission.
A letter of admission (notification of admission) will be issued to you by e-mail if you successfully complete the special admission procedure and if you submit the required documents in compliance with the translation and legalisation requirements, in full and on time.
Depending on the country in which your documents were issued, they may need to be legalised:
Documents which are issued in a language other than English or German need to be translated into either of these two languages:
STEP 2b: Entry and residence
International applicants should gather information on entry requirements and procedures early enough.
If you are not originally from Austria, please inform yourself in good time about any applicable entry and residence requirements such as visa requirements and deadlines.
If you need a visa, you will need to apply for it in person, before you enter Austria.
It can take several months for a visa application to be processed.
Additional documents might need to be legalised and/or translated for a visa application to be considered complete.
STEP 3: Part 2 of the special admission procedure – the online examination
The successful completion of the 1st part of the special admission procedure forms the basis for participating in the online examination. 3
The purpose of the examination is to determine the understanding of the literature provided.
- Chapter 7 (The Firm and Its Customers) from the book “The Economy”
Open access version
- Chapter Problem Solving and Taxes (pages 1–31 only) and Chapter Finance (pages 197–203 only) from the book “Math in Society”
Open access version
(Last updated: 17 January 2022)
Date of the online examination
5 July 2022
Language of examination
The candidates will be presented with written questions concerning the examination literature in the form of a PDF file, which can be downloaded. The relevant link and further technical details will be communicated to the applicants via email. The answers to the questions are to be uploaded within the determined time frame. The exam will be held in an open-book format. This means that all resources – except for the support of other persons – may be used. Answers may be written either digitally or analogously (manually) and are subsequently to be submitted as a Word- or PDF-file (as a scan or photograph where applicable). Please note that the file which is to be submitted, needs to be named with your first and family name. Furthermore, your first and family name are to be displayed in the file itself.
To participate in the online examination, applicants must have
- a desktop computer or laptop,
- a stable Internet connection, and
- a camera.
Before the start of the examination, the invigilator must establish the identity of each applicant. To this end, applicants must present an official photographic identity document on the day of the examination. This document needs to be held into the camera upon request. If it is not possible to verify a candidate’s identity by means of an official photo ID and if the candidate’s identity cannot be proven beyond doubt by any other suitable means, the candidate concerned shall be excluded from the examination.
Audio-visual connection during the examination
During the examination, the applicants’ camera setting must allow permanent eye contact. Should a technical problem occur during the examination (transmission interruptions, video/audio failures, etc.), the examination can be continued if the interruption was only brief. Otherwise the exam is considered to have been cancelled and the 2nd part of the special admission procedure cannot be completed. Further details concerning the online examination are available in the regulation governing the special admission procedure.
Sample of the examination
We are pleased to provide a sample of the examination for your convenience. Please note that this sample is made available for informational purposes only. Moreover, please note that the exam in the year 2019 was a multiple-choice and closed-book exam.
Applicants are ranked in accordance with the number of points reached within the scope of the admission exam.
Participants will be informed about the results of the admission exam by e-mail by 1 August 2022.
STEP 4: Acceptance of the university place
Applicants with the highest score (see Ranking) will receive a conditional offer of study (provisional confirmation of their university place) by email.
If you receive a conditional offer of study, confirm by email that you accept your place. To do so, reply to the email with the conditional offer of study. Heed the deadline which will be communicated to you in the email with the conditional offer of study. If no response is received by that deadline, the place will be offered to the next applicant on the list.
STEP 5: Enrolment in person
Applicants who have successfully completed the special admission procedure and who meet the criteria for admission (enrolment) to the Bachelor’s degree programme in International Business and Economics must enrol in person at the Admissions and Examinations Office. Enrolment for the winter semester of 2022/23 must be carried out by 5 September 2022. Enrolment for the summer semester of 2023 must be completed by 5 February 2023.
If you do not have the Austrian school leaving certificate / general higher education entrance qualification from Germany, you must apply for admission to the Bachelor’s degree programme. Any enrolment can only take place in conjunction with a valid letter of admission.
For a helpful step-by-step guide to enrolment at the University of Klagenfurt, please refer to the new starter checklist.
STEP 6: Payment of student union fees / university fees
Following the successful enrolment, the prescribed student union fees/university fees must be paid in a timely and orderly manner by the end of the general admission period for other programmes.
The admission to the degree programme is only valid once the prescribed fees have been paid in full and on time. Students can only register for courses once the fees have been paid.
1 Conducting the special admission procedure
The special admission procedure is only carried out when the number of registrations for the admission procedure exceeds 50.
If the number of registrations (applications) does not reach the predetermined number of places for the Bachelor’s degree programme on 1 June 2022, parts 1 and 2 of the special admission procedure for this Bachelor’s degree programme are dispensed with. In this case, applicants who have an Austrian school leaving certificate or a general higher education entrance qualification from Germany can proceed directly to step 5. Holders of other school leaving certificates must carry out steps 2a and 2b before proceeding to step 5.
If any Austrian universities still have capacity available once the registration period has come to a close, there will be a clearing period. Only those applicants who have already registered for the admission procedure for a relevant degree at another Austrian university are eligible to enter clearing at an Austrian university with available capacity during this clearing period.
3 Conducting the online examination
The online examination will not take place, if fewer than 50 applicants complete the first part of the special admission procedure in a correct and timely manner. Applicants will be notified immediately by e-mail of the fact that the online exam will not take place.
Evidence of proficiency in English at the B2 level (CEFR)
The required knowledge of English must be documented by one of the following certificates. The certificates mentioned under points 6 to 8 must not be more than two years old at the time of application for admission:
- Successful completion of English as a school subject at the Austrian Matura level (to be proven by means of an Austrian certificate of the final school year)
- School leaving certificate from a school at which teaching and exams are held in English
- Evidence of having passed the subject English as part of a school leaving examination (to be proven by means of an Austrian school leaving certificate or a school leaving certificate issued in an EU member state with a designated level B2 (CEFR))
- Certificate granting the right to study, indicating the completion of the subject English at level B2
- Completion of a study programme conducted in English and lasting at least two years at a recognised post-secondary educational institution
- TOEFL iBT (Minimum Score: 85)
- IELTS (Minimum Overall Band Score: 6)
- Cambridge English: First Certificate in English (FCE) or B2 First (Minimum Scale Score: 160) or above
- A document issued by an official authority stating that the applicant’s first language is English
Disclosure of data
Participation in the special admission procedure for the indicated degree programme at the University of Klagenfurt involves the transfer of your personal data (name, date of birth, identification code, as well as selected field of study and selected degree programme) to other Austrian universities in the case of entering clearing at the university of your choice.
In the course of the preliminary proceedings, personal data may be passed on to third parties.
In the event of doubt, the university reserves the right to verify the authenticity of any documents submitted.
Regulation on the special admission procedure
The official version of the regulation (in German) was published in Appendix 1 to the University Bulletin oft he University of Klagenfurt, issue 11, no. 44.2 – 2021/22, 2 February 2022.
For informational purposes, we are pleased to provide a legally non-binding translation for your convenience.
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